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Hi I'm Shawna

I've lived in California, Costa Rica, and Colorado. I'm a mom of 5, I'm a photographer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If I can locate any "free time" I can be found scrap booking on my computer, reading a book, or catching up with friends on facebook. I grew up in Southern California with the beaches making it very difficult to achieve 100% attendance in school. My husband and I moved our family outside of the United States to Costa Rica a few years back. It was a great experience with most of the family picking up Spanish, well, everyone but me. I enjoy volleyball, games nights with my family, a great GNO, my sweetheart, and being a mom to 5 crazy kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a father and mother that were members of the Mormon church, so as a child it was all I knew. My childhood was filled with loving parents who taught us right from wrong, mostly from example. When I grew into a teen, naturally, I questioned things more, including my faith. It was a great time for me, as I investigated, I read both the Bible and the Book of Mormon and my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ grew stronger. The youth group at church focused on teaching us who we were, true daughters of a Heavenly Father that loved us, personally. Can you imagine knowing as a teen who you really are? Being a teen is challenging but having the knowledge and support I did made it that much easier. I am a Mormon because I know following the simple principles have made my life more full of joy.

How I live my faith

We are all sinners, but I try my best to live my life with integrity and the golden rule. Right now I am able to work with the youth, specifically the young women in our community. It's my favorite place to be especially since it was such a pivotal (and exciting) time in my life. I enjoy discussing religion with others and feel connected with those of different faiths. We have more in common with each other than most think.